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Dive incident in River Forest, 3/8/15 (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 23-year-old Chicago woman, …identified Monday as Christina Hill … was found dead Monday morning after her car crashed into the Des Plaines River near River Forest Sunday evening the Illinois State Police said.

The accident happened near the intersection of Thatcher Avenue and North Avenue in the River Forest area, according to River Forest Fire Chief Jim Eggert. Emergency units on the scene sent divers into the water last night to search for a driver in the car or on the nearby riverbanks but found nothing initially, he said. Because of the lack of light, high water level and fast current, officials decided it was too dangerous to continue and ended the search around 10:30 p.m. last night.

During [a] renewed search Monday morning, the driver was found about 400 yards south of the accident, he said.

During the process of removing the vehicle from the river yesterday, River Forest police used the license plate to identify the driver as Hill. She was last seen alive around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Eggert said.

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Northbrook FD Dive Rescue Unit

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fire department divers and boat

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fire department diver and boat

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emergency scene incident briefing

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fire department divers and boat

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fire department divers and boat

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fire department divers and boat

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Illinois State Police Mobile Command Post

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fire department divers and boat

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Dive incident in River Forest, 3/8/15

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great opportunity to take in a dive incident at North & Thatcher yesterday. A car went over the guardrail and wound up in the middle of the Des Plaines River. The local FDs do not have any kind of dive team available so they utilized Chicago Squad 7 divers from O’Hare. It was interesting to observe the placement of the access ladder and the deployment of the divers. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a good look through the tree branches but you will get the idea. Some unusual rigs were on the scene as well … squad 7 was using an old engine as a spare. I believe that the boat came from the North Riverside FD, and was deployed upstream from my location. The search found no one and as of this writing they have retransmitted a dive box to search further. I am guessing that the owner of the vehicle has come up missing.
car submerged in the Des Palines River

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car submerged in the Des Palines River

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River Forest Fire Department fire truck

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assisting fire department divers

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assisting fire department divers

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assisting fire department divers

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equipment for fire department divers

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fire department divers working in a river

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fire department divers working in a river

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fire department divers working in a river

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assisting fire department divers

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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E-ONE fire truck

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Northbrook Fire Departmetn dive truck

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Maywood 2nd Alarm, 11-30-14

This from Steve Redick:

5th & St Charles  over when I got there…looks like it was vacant and they had a decent job….

 

Mawyood fire truck at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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firemen at fire scene

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Mawyood fire truck at fire scene

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Hillside fire truck at fire scene

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Hillside fire truck at fire scene

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Mawyood fire truck at fire scene

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Melrose park fire truck at fire scene

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River Forest fire truck at fire scene

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This from Code Photography:

Here are some photos of the 2nd Alarm vacant house fire in Maywood on 11/30/14:

More can be found here: http://codephotography.smugmug.com/Scenes/Maywood/211-Alarm-11302014/i-hMNtJf7

 

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River Forest apparatus photos

From Josh Boyajian:

River Forest fire truck

River Forest Truck 219. J2013 Smeal 105′ RM 2000/400. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest fire engine

River Forest Engine 226 1993 Spartan Gladiator/Darley 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest fire engine

River Forest Engine 222 2002 Spartan Gladiator/Darley 1500/750 . Josh Boyajian photo

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River Forest FD apparatus update

This from Dan McInerney:

River Forest Truck 219 was put back in service on 4/1/14. Repairs to the cab were made and a new ladder installed. Other additions include a reverse camera and a slim line LED lightbar across the center of the grill.

 

Smeal Sirius quint fire truck

Smeal quint for the River Forest Fire Department. Dan McInerney photo

Smeal Sirius quint fire truck

River Forest Truck 219. Dan McInerney photo

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River Forest quint damaged in accident

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River Forest Fire Department new aerial ladder truck

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New ladder for River Forest (update)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a follow up to the post the other day. Here is a shot I took today of River Forest’s new Smeal ladder truck 219. From my understanding, it will follow the engine on all in-town fire calls. Also it will be going into surrounding towns auto-aid including Maywood.
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Josh
River Forest Fire Department

River Forest Truck 219. Josh Boyajian photo

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New ladder for River Forest (update)

From Dan McInerney:

River Forest Truck 219 went in service at 0800 this date. It follows RFOR E222 as the second out piece on fire runs

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Fire apparatus photos

Josh Boyajian submitted several images of apparatus that he recently photographed.

Oak Lawn Fire Department

Oak Lawn Battalion 1. Josh Boyajian photo

River Forest Fire Department

River Forest Engine 222. Josh Boyajian photo

Riverside Fire Department

Riverside Engine 1611. Josh Boyajian photo

Riverside Fire Department

Riverside Engine 1621. Josh Boyajian photo

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X-Chicago area apparatus serving in Kentucky

From Danny in Kentucky:

hi there thought i’d share that i found alot of  local fire depts in my area that have  rigs that used to serve in the greater chicago area. here are a few links. maybe other readers can contribute original photos from  their days in chicago land

Anderson County Rescue 5 (x-Lisle-Woodridge FPD)

 

Anderson County Rescue 5

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Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District

This one one of the first three Gladiator super command cabs built by Spartan. Larry Shapiro photo

Hindman Fire Department Ladder 150 (X-River Forest, IL)

 

Hindman FIre Department fire truck

Greg Stapleton photo

River Forest Fire Department

Larry Shapiro photo

 

Stephensburg Engine 3 (retired) (claims to be X-Palatine, IL Tele-Squrt)

 

Stephensburg FIre Department

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from Kent Parrish:

As regards the Stephensburg rig. It was a 1981 Seagrave HB-25068 # K-79052 1500/500 with 50-foot Tele-Squrt for Palatine. Somebody removed the Tele-Squrt and put a Pierce body with 1000-gallon tank on it, around 1994. The body was #E-1375 from Bridgewater, NJ.

Austin-Tracy FD Engine FD Engine 68 (X-Winnetka, IL)

 

Austin-Tracy FIre Department fire engine

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Winnetka Fire Department

Former Winnetka Engine 28. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Austin-Tracy FD Engine 60 (retired) (X-Winnetka, IL)

 

Austin-Tracy FIre Department fire engine

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Winnetka Fire Department

Former Winnetka Engine. Larry Shapiro photo

 Little Poplar Creek Engine 1 (X-Roberts Park, IL)

Little Poplar Creek FD fire engine

Greg Stapleton photo

Neon VFD Aerial 1 (X-Glen Ellyn, IL)

Neon Volunteer Fire Department

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The Kentucky photos were all found at kentuckyfiretrucks.com

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